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Grew up in Zurich, where she was born in 1989. Spent 2005 in Belgium as an exchange student. After completing her studies at a music grammar school, she served a year-long internship at Schauspielhaus Zürich. In 2008 she was accepted as an 18 year-old by the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna, where she played Wedekind’s «Lulu». While still a student she appeared as Wendla in «Spring Awakening» at the Theater in der Josefstadt and in Luc Bondy’s «Helena» for the Wiener Festwochen. In her third year she joined the resident company of the Vienna Burgtheater, where she remained until 2015. Here she worked with Katie Mitchell («Sorrow Beyond Words») and David Bösch («Ghosts», «The Talisman») and appeared on tour at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, Thalia Theater Hamburg and Schauspielhaus Zürich. She was awarded the Junge Talente Prize in 2014 and appeared in various films («Achtung, fertig, WK»). In 2015/2016 she can be seen in leading roles in the films «Skizzen von Lou» and «Frosch». Liliane Amuat is also a member of the band «Nonsleepers».
Born in Zürich-Höngg. Studied acting from 1983 to 1987 at the Conservatoire for Music and Theatre in Berne. Member of the acting companies at Theater Göttingen, Theater Oberhausen and Schauspielhaus Zürich. Regularly worked on independent productions. Founded the duo I Pelati Delicati with Basso Salerno.
Andrea Bettini has been a member of the acting company at Theater Basel since 2001/2002.
Born in Munich in 1971 and grew up in Switzerland. Attended School of Design in Lucerne. Trained as a carpenter and set-maker in Lucerne and Zurich. Followed by training as an actor at the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule in Munich. First engagement at the Münchner Kammerspiele, where she worked with Herbert Achternbusch, Dieter Dorn and others. She became a full time member of the acting company at the Luzerner Theater when Barbara Mundel took over as Artistic Director. During this period she worked with directors including René Pollesch und Sebastian Baumgarten. In 2006 she moved to Theater Basel with new Artistic Director Georges Delnon and his Director of Theatre Elias Perrig. Here she worked with Peter Kastenmüller, Elias Perrig, Corinna von Rad, Joachim Schloemer, Anna Viebrock and above all with Christoph Marthaler. In his productions she performed on tour in Antwerp, Athens, Avignon, Berlin, Edinburgh, Lausanne and Paris. She received the Audience Award for her role in «Das Weisse vom Ei» at the 1st Swiss Theatertreffen and also the Prize of the Theaterverein Luzern. She has also won numerous other awards. Carina Braunschmidt is a jury member of the Friedl Wald Stiftung for promoting young artists. In collaboration with the homeless newspaper Surprise she initiated the «Stadtrundgang der Armen» in Basel; a further city tour is planned for Zurich. Numerous roles for film and television and as a voice-over artist.
Bruno Cathomas was born in Laax/Graubünden in 1965 and studied at Zurich Acting Academy. From 1992 he performed at theatres including the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin and the Baracke at the Deutsches Theater. He became an ensemble member at Theater Basel in 1999. From 2002 he appeared mostly at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, whose ensemble he joined in 2004. From 2009 to 2013 he was a full-time company member at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg. As a freelance director Bruno Cathomas has been responsible for productions in Basel, Berlin, Chemnitz and Potsdam. In 2004 he took over the directorship of the Gorki Studio in Berlin. He has also acted in numerous film and television productions. He was nominated for the German Film Prize in 1999 for his performance in the title role of Didi Danquart’s «Viehjud Levi» and won the Swiss Film Prize for Best Actor in 2008 for Armin Biehler’s «Chicken Mexicaine». Since the 2013/2014 season he has belonged to the ensemble at Schauspiel Köln, where his performances in the last two seasons include «Noises Off», «Amerika», «The Merchant of Venice», «Das Kätchen von Heilbronn» and «Job».
Geboren in Bremerhaven. Ausbildung an der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover. Es folgten Engagements in Hannover, Stuttgart und Frankfurt, wo sie u.a. mit Peter Palitzsch, Hans Neuenfels, Niels-Peter Rudolph und Wilfried Minks arbeitete. Wichtige Rollen: Fräulein Isenbarn in Barlachs «Der arme Vetter» (Regie: Frank-Patrick Steckel) und Flaminia in Marivaux’ «Die Unbeständigkeit der Liebe» (Regie: Luc Bondy). Von 1980 bis 2013 gehörte sie zum Ensemble des Deutschen SchauSpielHauses Hamburg. Hier spielte sie u.a. bei Christoph Marthaler und Franz Wittenbrink sowie in Jossi Wielers Inszenierungen von Gundi Ellerts «Josephs Töchter», Elfriede Jelineks «Wolken.Heim.» und «Er nicht als Er». Außerdem stand sie als Amanda Wingfield in «Die Glasmenagerie» (Regie: Sebastian Hartmann), als Großinquisitor in «Don Karlos» (Regie: Laurent Chétouane) und als Joanne in «Splatterboulevard» (Regie: René Pollesch) auf der Bühne des SchauSpielHauses. Für «Wolken.Heim.» wurde sie 1994 zusammen mit ihren fünf Kolleginnen von dem Fachmagazin «theater heute» zur «Schauspielerin des Jahres» gewählt.
Robert Dölle, geboren 1971 in Frankfurt am Main. Schauspielausbildung an der Otto-Falckenberg-Schule München. Ab 1996 Engagement an den Münchner Kammerspielen, von 1999 bis 2001 am Schauspiel Frankfurt, dann bis 2006 wieder an den Kammerspielen. Seit 2009 als Ensemblemitglied am Schauspiel Köln tätig. Regisseure waren u.a. Dieter Dorn, Peter Zadek, Jossi Wieler, Karin Beier, Johan Simons, Alvis Hermanis, Stefan Bachmann, Christina Paulhofer, Roger Vontobel. Daneben stand Dölle auch für zahlreiche Kino- und Fernsehproduktionen vor der Kamera, u.a. «Schiller» und «Die weisse Massai».
Born in Göttingen in 1982. Studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Berne until 2006. While she was a student she played guest roles at Theater Basel. She has been a member of the acting company at Theater Basel since the 2006/2007 season. She performed in «Visitors» by Jon Fosse, «A Family» and «Three Sisters» directed by Elias Perrig and could also be seen as Dr. Stockmann in «An Enemy of the People» (director: Simon Solberg), as Donna in «Taking Care of Baby« (director: Caro Thum), as Elisabeth in «Faith, Hope and Charity» directed by Hans Hollmann and in the «Heracles Trilogy» (director: Peter Kastenmüller). Most recently she played the role of Gina in Amélie Niermeyer’s production of Ibsen’s «The Wild Duck».
Born in Duisburg in 1990. School certificate at the Freie Waldorfschule in Mülheim an der Ruhr. First experiences of theatre while still at school. Took part in «Theater Total» in Bochum (Merchant in «The Dragon» by Evgeny Schwarz). From 2011 studied acting at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main. During his studies he worked with Andreas Kriegenburg, Sascha Nathan and Werner Wölbern on scenes and monologues by Friedrich Schiller, Peter Handke, Jean-Paul Sartre and Heinrich von Kleist. In 2015 he appeared in «Der Kick» by Andres Veiel directed by Werner Wölbern at the Frankfurter Theater Willy Praml as well as «Punk Rock» by Simon Stephens at Schauspiel Frankfurt. Most recently he appeared at Schauspiel Frankfurt in «Mysteries» by Knut Hamsun.
Born in Berlin in 1978 and grew up in Tenerife. Trained at the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule in Munich, graduating in 2003. Resident engagements at the Münchner Kammerspiele (from 1999 to 2003), Theater Ulm (from 2003 to 2006) and Theater Freiburg (from 2006 to 2009). He has since worked freelance at theatres including Schauspielhaus Zürich, the Münchner Kammerspiele, Theater Neumarkt, Schauspiel Hannover and Volkstheater Munich. Directors he has worked with include Sebastian Nübling, Lars-Ole Walburg, Peter Kastenmüller, Christoph Frick and Tom Kühnel. The Munich production of «Felix Krull» (directed by Bastian Kraft) received numerous awards including outstanding acting achievement (Bayrische Theatertage 2013), 1st Prize at the Radikal Jung festival (2012), South Tyrolean culture institute audience award (2012), tz Rosenstrauß des Jahres as the best theatre production in Munich (2011). Nicola Fritzen has performed in numerous tv and cinema films, radio plays, voice-overs and audio books (including «About a Boy»).
Born in Berne in 1985 and grew up in Solothurn. Initially studied German and History at Basel University, followed by training as an actor at the Zurich Hochschule der Künste. Guest roles at Theater Luzern and Theater Winterthur. From 2012 until 2014 company member at Schauspiel Frankfurt/Main, where he worked together with directors including Schorsch Kamerun, Christopher Rüping, Alexander Eisenach and Laura Linnenbaum. In 2014 he travelled to Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Northern and Eastern Europe while simultaneously working on his own one man show. Mario Fuchs is the winner of the Emerging Artist Prize awarded by Migros Kulturprozent, der Friedl Wald Stiftung and the canton of Solothurn.
David Bascombe / Erster Sternwart / Enoch Snow Jr. / Der andere Mr. SnowInformation
Fontana (Einheimischer) / Baptiste Rey (Posthalter und Intrigant) / LandjägerInformation
Vincent Glander was born in Munich in 1980 and trained as an actor at the University for Music and Performing Arts, Graz. He initially joined the Theater Biel-Solothurn under Hans J. Ammann, making his debut as Melchior in «Spring Awakening». From 2007 to 2012 he was engaged by the Vienna Schauspielhaus, where he worked on numerous world and German language premieres by writers including Ewald Palmetshofer, Philipp Löhle, Anja Hilling and Dennis Kelly, collaborating with directors such as Felicitas Brucker, Nora Schlocker, Antonio Latella, Jette Steckel and Sebastian Schug. In 2009 he was nominated by Theater heute magazine as Emerging Actor of the Year. From 2012 to 2016 he was a full-time company member at Schauspiel Frankfurt, where he worked with Stefan Pucher, René Pollesch, Jürgen Kruse, Johanna Wehner, Sebastian Hartmann and others. At the Goethe University he devised an evening of theatre together with Christian Franke about Theodor Adorno and student protests entitled «Wut und Gedanke» («Anger and Thought»). His most recent performances include Kafka’s «Amerika» (directed by Philipp Preuss) and «Clockwork Orange» (directed by Christopher Rüping). Vincent Glander has worked as a voice artist for Hessische Rundfunk and Westdeutsche Rundfunk.
From the 2016/2017 season he is a full-time company member at Theater Basel.
Erik, das männliche ModellInformation
Barbosa, Schwellenlandgast aus ArgentinienInformation
Sohn und Schwarzer MannInformation
Franziska Hackl was born in Vienna in 1983 and graduated in acting from the Max Reinhardt Seminar in the same city. She subsequently joined the ensemble at Staatstheater Mainz, where her roles included Sonia in «Uncle Vanya» by Anton Chekhov and the title role in «The Maid of Orleans» by Friedrich Schiller. In 2007 she was nominated as Best Emerging Actress by Theater heute magazine. In addition to other stage engagements, including the Landestheater Niederösterreich and Schauspiel Köln, she has appeared in numerous film and television roles. She also has a teaching position at the Vienna Conservatory. From 2011 to 2015 she was a member of the ensemble at the Vienna Schauspielhaus, where she collaborated with directors including Nora Schlocker, Sebastian Schug and Felicitas Brucker. In 2011 Franziska Hackl was awarded the Nestroy Prize in the Best Newcomer category for her role in «Grillenparz» by Thomas Arzt. She was nominated again in 2013 as Best Actress for her performance as Medea in «Mamma Medea» by Tom Lanoye (directed by Philipp Hauss).
Was born in Lucerne in 1974. He studied acting at the Salzburg Mozarteum Academy of Music and Performing Arts. His first engagement was from 2000 to 2002 at Theater Dortmund, and was subsequently engaged from 2002 to 2005 at Theater Freiburg under Artistic Director Amélie Niermeyer, with whom he joined the ensemble of Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus in 2006. During this period he played a number of leading roles including Bottom in «A Midsummer Night’s Dream» (director: Àlex Rigola), Ferdinand in «Love and Intrigue» (director: Stephan Rottkamp), Ariel in «The Tempest», Telegin in «Uncle Vanya» (director: Sebastian Baumgarten), Orlando in «As You Like It» (director: Amélie Niermeyer), Spitta in «The Rats» (director: Volker Lösch). In 2007 he performed at the Salzburg Festival in «Ein Fest für Boris» (director: Christiane Pohle). He has also worked with directors including Oliver Reese, Daniela Löffner, Corinna von Rad, Oliver Frljic, Alexander Müller-Elmau, Hermann Schmidt-Rahmer and Philipp Preuss. Also numerous film and tv productions («Tatort», «Ruhm», Ihr mich auch», «F. est un salaud» – a film by Marcel Gislerder, which was awarded the Swiss Film Prize.)
Born in Hamburg in 1982. Studied acting at the University of the Arts Berlin. Before and during her training she worked at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg and the Deutsches Theater Berlin with directors including Jürgen Gosch, Jorinde Dröse and Julia Hölscher. Her first engagement led her to Schauspielhaus Graz from 2010 to 2014, where she worked with Anna Badora, Elmar Goerden, Viktor Bodo and others. During the 2014/2015 season she was a company member at Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus.
Born in Ulm in 1969. Studied acting and directing at the Salzburg Mozarteum University. His acting engagements include Cologne Schauspielhaus (including «Cham» by Michael Roes in 1993, director: Thirza Bruncken), Schauspielhaus Graz (including «Hurra Jesus» in 1995, director: Christoph Schlingensief), Theater Nürnberg, Phönix Theater Linz and the Theater Rampe Stuttgart. In 2007 he appeared in «Enron» for Drama X at the Vienna Schauspielhaus (director: Christoph Ernst). As a director he has worked at the Phönix Theater Linz (e.g. «The Lonely Hearts Club» by Robert Wolf in 2001, world premiere together with Forum Stadtpark Theater Graz; 2002, «The Powder Keg» by Dejan Dukovski) and at the Schauspielhaus Salzburg (e.g. the Austrian premiere of «Helge’s Life» by Sibylle Berg in 2003, and «A Clockwork Orange» after Anthony Burgess in 2004). From 2007/2008 onwards he was a company member at the Vienna Schauspielhaus, appearing in productions including «Dogs of God» by Thiemo Strutzenberger (director: Barbara Weber), in Ewald Palmetshofer’s plays «hamlet is dead. no gravity» and «animal. let us say underclass» (director: Felicitas Brucker) and directing «The Blue Blue Sea» by Nis Momme-Stockmann.
Born in Oberwart (Austria) in 1973. Studied at the Vienna Volkstheater acting school. Theatre includes: «ARM:MUT» after Anton Wildgans (2008, TAG, director: Karl Wozek), «Casanova» by Paulus Hochgatterer (2008, Sommerspiele Melk, director: Alexander Hauer), «Young Tell» by Gregor Barcal and Alex Scheurer (Rabenhoftheater, director: Roman Freigassner), «The Nibelungen» by Friedrich Hebbel (2007, Sommerspiele Melk, director: Alexander Hauer), «Mr Puntila and his Man Matti» by Bertolt Brecht (2006, Ensembletheater, director: Dieter Haspel), «Jokebox» by Thomas Kamper (2005, dietheater Künstlerhaus, director: Thomas Kamper), «Chinoiserie» after Junichiro Tanizaki (2004, Vienna Schauspielhaus, director: Ong Ken Sen), «Macbeth» by William Shakespeare (2001, Vienna Schauspielhaus, director: Barrie Kosky). Barbara Horvath is also an actress for film and television. Since 2007 she has lectured at the Melk Theatre Academy. From 2011 to 2015 she was a full time company member at the Vienna Schauspielhaus, where she could be seen in «What it Means to go Bathing» by Bastian Sistig (director: Sebastian Schug), «Grillenparz» by Thomas Arzt (director: Sebastian Schug) and «Another Song of Death» by Juliane Stadelmann (director: Daniela Kranz).
Born in Wetzikon and studied acting at the Zurich Theatre Academy. He was subsequently engaged by the Landesbühne Wilhelmshaven, Wuppertaler Bühnen and the Theater des Westens in Berlin, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Stadttheater Bern, Luzerner Theater and the Theater an der Winkelwiese in Zürich. He has worked together with directors including Peter Zadek, Elias Perrig and Stefan Bachmann, Rafael Sanchez, Tomas Schweigen and Simon Solberg. Martin Hug has been seen in numerous Swiss film and tv productions Produktionen («Verdingbub», «Sommervögel», «Tatort», «How about love», «Am Hang»). He has been a member of the acting company at Theater Basel since the 2001/2002 season and was seen most recently in Ibsen’s «The Wild Duck» (director: Amélie Niermeyer).
Born in East Berlin in 1983 and studied from 2003 to 2007 at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst «Ernst Busch» in Berlin. He had worked at both the Deutsches Theater and the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin before accepting his first company engagement from 2008 to 2011 at the Deutsches Nationaltheater in Weimar. Most recently he belonged to the acting company at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. There he worked with directors including Dušan David Pařízek, Nora Schlocker, Martin Laberenz, Christian Weise and Staffan Valdemar Holm. Florian Jahr has appeared in numerous television films.
Born in Bonn in 1968. Studied acting at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst «Ernst Busch» Berlin. While she was a student she performed in guest roles at the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Theater Potsdam, Hebbel Theater Berlin (HAU). From 1996 to 2006 she was engaged by Theater Basel appearing in: «Life is a Dream» by Calderon de la Barca (1998, director: Jürgen Gosch), «The Robbers» by Friedrich Schiller (2000, director: Lars-Ole Walburg), «Entertaining Mr. Sloane» by Joe Orton (2002, director: Michael Thalheimer), «Life X 3» by Yasmina Reza (2002, director: Barbara Frey), «Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer, ein Strassenstück durch Basel» by Dany Levy (2004, director: Dany Levy) and «Whole Days, Whole Nights» by Xavier Durringer (2006, director: Barbara Bürk). She performed at the 2006 Salzburg Festival in «VIKTOR! Happiness is a warm gun» after Roger Vitrac directed by Barbara Weber. From 2008 to 2015 she was a member of the acting company at the Vienna Schauspielhaus, performing in all the plays of Ewald Palmetshofer. In 2009 Katja Jung was nominated as Best Actress for the Vienna Nestroy Theatre Prize for her parts in Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s «Invasion!». She was nominated for the Nestroy Prize’s Audience Award in 2012.
Die Gouverneurin, Tronje, die TurmherrinInformation
Born in Ludwigshafen on the Rhine in 1975. Studied acting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover. Was engaged from 1997 to 2002 at Staatstheater Hannover (performances included «Marat/Sade» by Peter Weiss, director: Andreas Kriegenburg; «Legoland» by Dirk Dobbrow, director: Armin Petras), and from 2003 to 2007 at the Vienna Burgtheater (productions included «Time of the Plancks» by Sergi Belbel, director: Philip Tiedemann; «Wir machen’s auch ohne – A Hommage to Werner Schwab», director: Stephan Rottkamp; «Swim Like Dogs» by Reto Finger, director: Harald Brückner; «The Sunken Cathedral» by Gert Jonke, director: Christiane Pohle).
From 2007 to 2015 she was engaged at the Vienna Schauspielhaus where she appeared in Ewald Palmetshofer’s plays (including «hamlet is dead. no gravity» and «faust is hungry and chokes on grete», director: Felicitas Brucker) and in Theresia Walser’s «I am like you, I love apples» (director: Sebastian Schug). For her role as Helen in «Orphans» by Dennis Kelly Nicola Kirsch was nominated for the Nestroy Prize as Best Actress in 2011.
Maria (Olivias Kammermädchen)Information
Simon Kirsch, 1985 in München geboren, absolvierte sein Schauspielstudium von 2006 bis 2010 an der Otto Falckenberg-Schule in München und war währenddessen bereits als Gast an den Münchner Kammerspielen tätig. Für «Richard III», das Abschlussstück seiner Klasse, wurde er mit dem O.E. Hasse-Preis und dem Solopreis beim Theatertreffen deutschsprachiger Schauspielschulen ausgezeichnet. Von 2009 bis 2013 war Simon Kirsch festes Ensemblemitglied am Burgtheater Wien, seit der Spielzeit 2013/2014 ist er am Schauspiel Köln engagiert. Daneben ist Kirsch auch immer wieder vor der Kamera tätig.
Born in Wiesbaden in 1985, trained as an actor in Hamburg, during which time he appeared at Theater Kiel and the Thalia Theater, Hamburg. He became a resident company member in Cologne, with guest performances at Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, and in Osnabrück and Stuttgart.
Artists he has worked with include Dimiter Gotscheff, Karin Beier, Robert Borgmann, Sebastian Kreyer, Alexander Charim and Gustav Rueb.
Alongside his acting career, he is also a screenwriter. His screenplays have been funded by Filmstiftung NRW and nominated for the Grimme Institut’s Emden Screenplay Prize.
Born in Uezwil (Switzerland) in 1959 and grew up in Muri, Aargau. Studied psychology and ethnology at Zurich University from 1979 to 1982 and acting at Zurich Drama School from 1980 to 1984. Following engagements at Schlosstheater Celle, Landestheater Tübingen, Stadttheater Konstanz and Schauspielhaus Hannover, he has been engaged by the Vienna Burgtheater since 1999. Roland Koch has enjoyed a long working relationship with the director Andreas Kriegenburg (including Doctor Thomas Stockmann in «An Enemy of the People» by Henrik Ibsen in 1998, invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen, and being nominated as Best Actor in Theater heute magazine in 2010 for Pandolfo in Goldoni’s «Servant of Two Masters» at Schauspiel Frankfurt). He was nominated for the Nestroy Prize as “Best Actor” in both 2008 and 2011 and the “Audience Award” in 2012. Directing includes Shakespeare: «Much Ado About Nothing» at Landestheater Niederösterreich, St. Pölten in 2013 and Moritz Rinke: «We love and know nothing» at St. Gallen in 2014.
Numerous television appearances (Doktor Gesswein in the tv series «Der Fürst und das Mädchen»; «Mona-Seiler-Krimis» with Mariele Millowitsch; the lead in ARD series «Geld.Macht.Liebe» from 2008 to 2009; the role of Count Metternich in «Geliebter Johann Geliebte Anna» in 2009 (best tv film at the Romy Awards 2010). Since Autumn 2011, Roland Koch has played Swiss detective Matteo Lüthi in the team of SWR’s Tatort-Konstanz. He is a visiting lecturer for the University of Applied Arts Vienna’s Department of Theatre- and Filmmaking. He also teaches acting at the "Vienna Conservatoire" and the subject of creating a role at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna.
Justus Maier, geboren 1992 in Gütersloh. 2012 nahm er sein Schauspielstudium an der Leipziger Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy auf. In den Spielzeiten 2014 bis 2016 war er Studiomitglied am Schauspiel Köln. Seit Beginn der Spielzeit 2016/2017 ist er festes Ensemblemitglied am Schauspiel Köln.
Born in Munich in 1973. Trained as a stone mason and sculptor before training as an actor in Munich. First engagement at Theater Bielefeld, then engaged full time at Schauspiel Stuttgart. There he worked with directors including René Pollesch, Volker Lösch and Karin Henkel. In 2013 he moved to become a full time company member at the Vienna Schauspielhaus.
In the cinema he has been seen in Matthias Kiefersauer’s short «Wunderbare Tage» (2002), for the Hörverlag he has worked on numerous audio books including Sven Regener’s «Herr Lehmann» and «Der kleine Bruder», Tino Hanekamp’s «So was von da» as well as Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s «Journey to the End of the Night».
Sir Toby Rülps (Olivias Onkel)Information
Wagner, Lustige Gesellen in Auerbachs KellerInformation
Born in Zurich in 1978. Studied acting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zürich. During his studies he performed numerous guest roles at the Theater an der Sihl and the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee in Zürich, touring to the Thalia Theater in Hamburg and Schauspielhaus Zürich. From 2005 to 2010 he was a member of the acting company at war Schauspiel Essen under Artistic Director Anselm Weber. There he worked together with directors including David Bösch, Anselm Weber, Stephanie Sewella and Sebastian Nübling. In 2008 he received the Aalto Stage Prize for Young Artists and in 2009 the Academy of the Arts’ Emerging Artist Prize in the performing arts category. He has been a member of the acting company at Schauspielhaus Bochum since the 2010/2011 season. In November 2013 he was awarded the Bochum Theatre Prize in the category “Artists who have Arrived”.
Werner, Freiherr von Attinghausen / Bannerherr, Berta von Bruneck, eine reiche ErbinInformation
Born and grew up in Innsbruck, trained as an actor from 1997 to 2001 at the Otto Falckenberg Schule in Munich. This was followed by engagements at the Münchner Kammerspiele, the Théâtre national de la Colline Paris, the Théâtre national de Strasbourg, Thalia Theater Hamburg, Schauspiel Cologne and the RuhrTriennale. Until 2012 he was a company member at the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel Munich. He also appears regularly in films and on television. He was awarded the Prix de Souffleur in 2006 for his role as Le Fou in «Le Chemin de Damas» at the Théâtre National de la Colline. He has twice been nominated as best actor for the German Film Prize for An Emerging Artist at the Munich Film Festival. Parallel to his work as an actor, he also began to work as a director and stage designer in France and Germany. In 2005 he began studying Architecture at the University of the Arts Berlin alongside his acting career. Since then Wolfgang Menardi has regularly worked as a stage designer in Nürnberg, Potsdam, Münster, Augsburg and Vienna.
Born in Austria in 1977 and grew up near Linz. She was engaged by the Vienna Burgtheater while still training at the Max Reinhardt Seminar, making her debut as the whore in Schnitzler’s «La Ronde» in 1999. In April 2004 she appeared in Frank Castorf’s «Greed for Gold» at the Ruhrfestspiele in Recklinghausen, a co-production with the Berlin Volksbühne, whose acting company she joined in 2004. In 2010 and 2011 she played the Lover in «Jedermann» at the Salzburg Festival. She made her cinema debut in 2000 in «Abschied». She was hailed as a “shooting star” for her role in István Szabo’s «Taking Sides» at the 2001 Berlinale. She has appeared in numerous other films including Oliver Hirschbiegel’s «Downfall», Tom Tykwer’s adaptation of the novel «Perfume», Doris Dörrie’s «Kirschblüten – Hanami», Michael Haneke’s «The White Ribbon» and Matthias Glasner’s «Gnade».
Birgit Minichmayr was a company member at the Vienna Burgtheater from 2007 to 2012 performing numerous roles including «Der Weibsteufel» and Lady Macbeth. From 2011 to 2013 she was a company member at the Munich Residenztheater. Since 2014 she has worked freelance in Vienna, Munich, Berlin und Hamburg. In the course of her career she has worked as an actor with directors including Frank Castorf, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Dimiter Gotscheff, René Pollesch, Stephan Kimmig, Luc Bondy and Martin Kušej.
On television Birgit Minichmayr was recently seen in leading roles in «Adele − Das Geld der Anderen» and «Eine Liebe für den Frieden – Bertha von Suttner und Alfred Nobel». She can currently be seen in the ZDF series «Dengler – die letzte Flucht» directed by Lars Kraume. She has received numerous acting awards including the Nestroy Theatre Prize on four separate occasions. She won the Silver Bear at the 2009 Berlinale for her role in Maren Ade’s «Everyone Else».
Trained as an actor at the Saarland Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Saarbrücken. During her final year as a student she was engaged by Andrea Breth for the Schaubühne Berlin. Further engagements followed in Hamburg and Zürich, at the TAT in Frankfurt, the Berlin Volksbühne and the Vienna Burgtheater, where she has been a member of the acting company since 2004. She has worked with the directors Luc Bondy, René Pollesch, Barbara Frey, Dimiter Gotscheff, Karin Beier, Martin Kušej, Nicolas Stemann and others. On film she has worked repeatedly with Adolf Winkelmann, Arne Feldhusen, Dieter Wedel and Isabel Kleefeld. She won the Adolf Grimme Prize for her strong performance as a kleptomaniac who is almost destroyed by the world around her and can only survive through humour in Isabel Kleefeld’s tv film «Arnie’s World». Other awards followed, including the Bavarian Television Prize, the Ulrich Wildgruber Prize and the Mülheim Playwriting Prize on several occasions for her work with René Pollesch, who insists on sharing this prize with his actors. Alongside her theatre work she has been involved in numerous film and television productions including «Contergan», «Im Netz»‚ «Schlaflos», «Schöne Frauen» and the international cinema release «Walk on Water». She has become familiar to a wider audience through her leading role in the tv series «Mord mit Aussicht».
Born in Switzerland of Italian descent. Studied piano in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Zürich, Paris and Basel, followed by acting in Geneva and experimental music theatre in Berne. In recent years he has worked as an actor and musician at various theatres including Theater Basel, Gessnerallee Zürich, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Konzert Theater Bern, Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) and Radialsystem Berlin, Théâtre Vidy Lausanne, Théâtre Le Poche Geneva, Théâtre Le Public Brussels, Théâtre Populaire Romand and Théâtre ABC La Chaux-de-Fonds. He collaborates regularly with the director Thom Luz, with whose play «When I die » he has toured France, Germany, Icleand and Switzerland. In recent years he has also appeared in two productions by Ruedi Häusermann.
Wolfgang Pregler, 1956 in Höntrup geboren. Vor Beginn seines Schauspielstudiums an der Universität der Künste Berlin 1980, studierte er zunächst in Münster Germanistik, Philosophie und Kunstgeschichte. Noch während des Schauspielstudiums wurde er von Dieter Dorn an die Münchner Kammerspiele engagiert, wo er während fünf Jahren Ensemblemitglied war. Es folgten Engagements am Schillertheater in Berlin und am Deutschen Schauspielhaus in Hamburg sowie bei den Nibelungen Festspielen in Worms und bei den Salzburger Festspielen. 2001 kehrte er als festes Ensemblemitglied an die Münchner Kammerspiele zurück, wo er u. a. mit den Regisseuren Luc Perceval, Andreas Kriegenburg, Stefan Pucher, Stephan Kimmig und Johan Simons arbeitete. Wolfgang Pregler stand zudem für zahlreiche Kino- und Fernsehproduktionen vor der Kamera. Ab der Spielzeit 2016/2017 ist er u.a. Gast am Schauspiel Köln.
Born in Vienna in 1966. Studied at the Krauss Acting School and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, New York. From 1998 to 2006 he appeared in numerous roles at Theater Basel, working together with directors including Stefan Bachmann, Lars Ole Walburg, Stefan Pucher, Sebastian Hartmann, Sebastian Nübling and Barbara Frey. He subsequently appeared at the Vienna Schauspielhaus in productions including «Es geht uns gut» by Andreas Jungwirth after the novel by Arno Geiger (director: Lars-Ole Walburg, world premiere at the Wiener Festwochen 2008) and in «Orphans» by Dennis Kelly (director: Ramin Gray, 2011). At Theater Garage X he appeared in «The Sacrifice» by Andrey Tarkovsky (director: Philipp Hauß, 2013), and at the Vienna Volkstheater in August Strindberg’s «Miss Julie» (director: René Medvešek, 2013).
For the Burgtheater he took over parts in Wajdi Mouawads «Scorched» (director: Stefan Bachmann, 2008) and in Horváth’s «Tales From the Vienna Woods» (director: Stefan Bachmann, 2010) as well as Bertolt Brecht’s «St. Joan of the Stockyards» (director: Michael Thalheimer, 2010). He was seen most recently in «The Last Days of Mankind» (director: Georg Schmiedleitner, 2014) and in Elfriede Jelinek’s «The Suppliants» (director: Michael Thalheimer) at the Burgtheater.
Alongside his theatre work he has regularly appeared in front of the camera for film and television.
Born in Berlin in 1990. Initially studied Medicine in Berlin, then acting in Salzburg in 2010 and moved to Leipzig in 2011. As part of his course he spent 2013 performing in the Studio of Staatsschauspiel Dresden, where his appearances included the world premiere of Jochen Schmidt’s «Snail Mill» directed by Robert Lehniger, Susanne Lietzow’s production of Juli Zeh’s «Corpus Delicti» and the world premiere of Monika Maron’s «Interlude», directed by Malte Schiller. He also worked with Nuran David Calis and Linus Tunström. He was awarded a bursary by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (2014/2015).
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Born in Dortmund, Myriam Schröder graduated in acting from the Folkwang University in Essen. She began her training in the musical theatre, at that time part of the dance department under Artistic Director Pina Bausch. After two years she switched to acting, graduating in 1996.
Her first role was Ronja Räubertochter, the title role in the children’s book of the same name by Astrid Lindgren, at Theater Oberhausen. She was subsequently engaged by the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, where she won the State of North Rhine-Westphalia’s Emerging Artist’s Prize in 2002, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg and the Vienna Burgtheater. Landmark directors in her career were Anna Badora, Jürgen Gosch, Nicolas Stemann, Jan Bosse, Sebastian Hartmann, Laurent Chétouane and Karin Beier.
From 2009 to 2015 she worked at Schauspiel Cologne, the Vienna Schauspielhaus and the Deutsches Theater Berlin. She can still be seen at the Deutsches Theater in the 2015/2016 season in the production »Er nicht als er« by Elfride Jelinek (director: Felicitas Brucker), which has been in repertoire there since 2012.
Born in 1965. Trained as an actor from 1988 to 1992 at the Max Reinhardt Seminar, Vienna. From 1992 to 1996 actor and General Manager at the Theaterhaus Jena. From 1997 to 2001 actor at the Theater-an-der-Ruhr in Mülheim. He has been a freelance actor since 2001 and has appeared at the teatr rozmaitosci in Warsaw, the Sophiensaelen Berlin, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Staatsoper Stuttgart, the Theater-an-der-Ruhr Mülheim and Schauspielhaus Bochum. Since 2005 he has worked together with the Polish film producer Łukasz Barzyk. He currently works as a guest at Schauspielhaus Bochum, the Theater-an-der-Ruhr Mülheim and Staatsoper Stuttgart.
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Born in Munich in 1987. While studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg she worked closely with Gernot Grünewald and made guest appearances at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus. In 2010 she was first engaged by the Studio at Schauspiel Frankfurt and subsequently joined the acting company there. Since then she has worked regularly with Andreas Kriegenburg, playing Elisabeth in «Faith, Hope and Charity» and Nina in «The Seagull»; for her performance as Lucie in Goethe’s »Stella« she won the Best Newcomer award at the Hessische Theatertagen in 2011. Lisa Stiegler has already worked with Philipp Preuß («A Dream Play», «Roberto Zucco»), Kevin Rittberger, Stephan Kimmig, Falk Richter and most recently with Dave St. Pierre.
Born in Göttingen. Trained as an actor in Berlin. This was followed by engagements at the Landestheater Tübingen and the Theater an der Sihl in Zürich. She also performed guest roles at the Schauspielhaus Zürich and the Theater Kanton Zürich. Cathrin Störmer has worked regularly in the independent theatre sector with a range of groups and directors at venues including the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich, Kaserne Basel, Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Theater an der Winkelwiese Zürich and the Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin. Together with Andreas Storm she developed the format «Worst Case Szenarios». She has been a member of the acting company at Theater Basel since 2012/2013.
Born in Kirchdorf an der Krems (Upper Austria) in 1982. Studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna, where he was taught by Klaus Maria Brandauer, Susanne Granzer, René Pollesch and others. Alongside his training he was also engaged at the Vienna Burgtheater from 2002 to 2005. This was followed by an engagement at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg from 2005 to 2007. In the 2008/2009 season he worked at the Theater am Neumarkt in Zürich with Barbara Weber and Rafael Sanchez.
At the Vienna Schauspielhaus he acted in the world premiere of «living. under glass» von Ewald Palmetshofer during the 2007/2008 season and became a full time member fo the acting company in 2010/2011.
He has completed a Master’s degree in Gender Studies at Vienna University. Playwriting grants from the BMUKK and Literar-Mechana have supported his work as a playwright. He also participated in the Forum-Text writing project run by the drama forum of uniT Graz, mentored by the writer Peter Waterhouse. He took part in the Vienna Schauspielhaus’s playwriting programme «stück/für/stück», winning the Audience Award for the play he created there «Dogs of God». His play «The Zofen Suicides» received its world premiere in 2010. This was followed by further world premieres of his plays «Queen Recluse» (2013, director: Martin Schmiederer) and «Dogs of God» (2014, director: Barbara Weber) at the Vienna Schauspielhaus.
In 2015/2016 he joined the acting company at Theater Basel.
Born in Saarbrücken in 1976 and grew up in Heidelberg. Studied Sociology at Berlin Free University and Acting at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst «Ernst Busch» Berlin. In 2006 he won the Solo Prize at the National Contest for German Drama Schools in Munich and in 2008 he won the prize for Best Performer at the 24th North Rhine-Westphalia children’s and young people’s theatre meeting. From 2007 to 2009 he was a full time member of the acting company at Theater Bielefeld and from 2011 to 2013 at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. As a freelance actor he has worked at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, the Deutsches Nationaltheater in Weimar and the Vienna Schauspielhaus. He has worked together with many directors including Robert Borgmann, Falk Richter, Kevin Rittberger and Nora Schlocker.
Michael Wächter was born in Leipzig, attended the Roosevelt High School of the Performing Arts in California in 2002/2003 and then studied at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in Berlin. While still a student he won the Bensheim Theatre Prize with Maik Priebe’s production »Sallinger« in 2008 and with »Faust« (director: Matthias Günther) was invited to the GATS Festival in Peking.
From 2010 to 2015 he was a member of the acting company at the Deutsches Nationaltheater in Weimar (DNT) and worked there with directors including Thirza Bruncken, Thomas Dannemann, Wolfgang Engel, Jan Neumann, Corinna von Rad, Dominique Schnizer, Robert Schuster and Hasko Weber. He played Raskolnikov in »Crime and Punishment«, Marinelli in »Emilia Galotti«, Astrov in »Uncle Vanya« as well as the title roles in »Merlin« and »The Misanthrope«. The also directed Jon Fosse’s »Nightsongs« and devised the musical gala »Ist das Kunst oder kann das weg« with actors, singers and musicians. In seiner DNT Late Night Show »Wächter’s Friends« guests included Dominique Horwitz, soprano Catherine Foster and entertainer Harald Schmidt.
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Born in Gelsenkirchen in1962 in Gelsenkirchen. Trained at the Figurentheaterkolleg (German Institute of Puppetry) in Bochum and the Westphalian Acting School in Bochum. He has performed at numerous German theatres including the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berliner Ensemble, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Schillertheater and Deutsches Theater in Berlin, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, the Thalia-Theater Hamburg, Schauspiel Frankfurt and Staatstheater Stuttgart. From 1995 to 1996 he was briefly Artistic Director of the Berliner Ensemble. This was where one of his most successful works was created («Arturo Ui» in Heiner Müller’s production of Brecht) with over 300 performances. From 1999 he worked chiefly for the Berlin Volksbühne. Since 2009 Martin Wuttke has been a member of the acting company at the Vienna Burgtheater.
He has worked together with directors including Frank Castorf, Christoph Schlingensief, Christoph Marthaler and René Pollesch. He has become familiar to a wider tv audience as the Leipziger «Tatort» detective Keppler.
His numerous awards include the Gertrud Eysoldt Ring (1995), the Boy Gobert Prize awarded by the Körber-Stiftung (2003), being voted Actor of the Year by the critics in Theater heute magazine (2003 and 2015), the Nestroy Prize for Best Actor (2010), German Theatre Prize DER FAUST in the category theatrical performance (2011) and the Theatre Prize of the Russian Stanislavsky Foundation for outstanding acting performances (2013). He has been a member of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin since 1996.
Born in Augsburg in 1989. Trained as an actor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich where she was seen most recently as the Soldier in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s «Blood on the Cat’s Neck» directed by Thomas Schmauser. During her studies she took guest roles at Theater Ingolstadt, which included the production «Origin of the World», with which she was invited to the International Theatre Festival JoakimInterfest in Kragujevac, Serbia, and the German premiere of Thomas Arzt’s «Grillenparz».
Therèse (seine Tochter) / Ardévaz (Greis) / KommandantInformation
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Born in Munich. Trained as an actor from 2004 to 2008 at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" in Berlin. During his studies he performed guest roles at Nationaltheater Mannheim. Further guest engagements followed, including at the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin («Agnes Braun» by Tine Rahel Völcker, director: Nora Schlocker; «Alan’s War», director: Sascha Hargesheimer) at the Deutsches Theater Berlin («Caligula», director: Jette Steckel). From 2008 to 2011 he was a member of the acting company at the Deutsches Nationaltheater in Weimar. Here he was seen as Caliban in Shakespeare’s «The Tempest», as Jason in «Medea» and in the title role in «Liliom» by Franz Molnar (both directed by Nora Schlocker) as also as Daniel Puttkammer in «Waiting Room Future» by Oliver Kluck (director: Daniela Kranz). From 2011 to 2013 he was a member of the acting company at Schauspielhaus Graz (where roles included Helmer in «A Doll’s House» by Henrik Ibsen and Hoederer in «Dirty Hands» by Jean-Paul Sartre, both directed by Wojtek Klemm).